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    DEAD WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    I think we have to flag them for mods to put [DEAD]. Done.
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    DEAD WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    I see people getting excited about 10TB drives for $150, which I checked my receipts and is the exact same drive I bought more than a year ago for the same price. Feels bag mang. They do have 18TB drives though at least, which is nice, but the per TB price isn't shrinking fast.
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    DEAD WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    One? You pleb. The question I have is what am I supposed to do with all my old 8TB drives.
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    Amazon Echo Flex Smart Speaker with free Sengled Wi-Fi LED Bulb - $9.99 @ BestBuy

    Don't be, that was the worst of the echos (crappy mic crappy speaker), and they just released a new generation.
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    Microsoft Internal Documents - Permanent Work From Home

    The negative is outsourcing. If you can work from anywhere you have internet, why employ anyone in a high cost of living state? Or why in an expensive country at all? Why not some guys in India where the per capita GDP is $2K? I worked from home for about a year and a half and I loved it...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Take a deep breath, now attempt to objectively review the net taxes or subsidies and government attitude toward coal and alternative energy. On some level you must recognize how downright idiotic it is to pretend that businesses like Tesla aren't the darlings of the government with billions in...
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    Sweden Bans Hauwei from 5g Networks nationally

    It is in part a cultural issue. While cheating is frowned upon in Western society, and cheaters shamed, in China it is the cheated that are shamed for not being savvy enough. And its not just in industries, its pretty much universally expected that Chinese students will try to cheat on...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Yes, because methanol is typically made from natural gas, and nuclear is a non-competing dead industry in the US so there's no harm in praising it. And you seem to be quite intellectually dishonest, pretending to be completely oblivious to the points made, and then when pointed out how wrong...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Its quite blatantly obvious that you're a shill for the methanol industry, as no one could be that dense to genuinely believe that fleet fuel economy, displacement taxes, and the plethora of emissions regulations have no impact on engine performance and costs. For example, in the 1960s we...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    The report came from the ex-CEO of BP, and you have to realize that the statement is not something that is good for the oilfield industry; quite the opposite. Its essentially explaining why they are abandoning billions in exploration, because relatively new technologies such as fracking have...
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    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    Automation of undesirable speech recognition for flagging and review is something that is already being done on many platforms, and considering how advanced telemarketing spammers, siri, and alexa and the like are getting, I wouldn't be surprised to see something implemented that would spy on...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Your divorce from reality is quite astounding... you act like the coal industry, relentlessly regulated into oblivion by the government, is somehow the pet of the government and receiving massive lobby money and a barrage of media misinformation campaigns, when its so patently obviously...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    I wouldn't buy into the climate alarmism at all. 1) The climate alarmists have a horrific track history at predicting the calamities they swore would happen when crying wolf. 2) They claim that any weird climactic event, which have always happened in history, are proof of global warming...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Electric batteries predate the internal combustion engine, as do electric cars. There are some people that will argue about anything, but for the most part people don't really care if you're a boxers or briefs guy. The problem with electric is that its not a personal choice, but one that is...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Your defense is that the substance of a post is less important than the tingles it provided you emotionally to read it? C'mon, certainly the factual accuracy is more important than the finesse of the delivery. You're absolutely right, although devil's advocate is that it shouldn't really need...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    At present, absolutely, however, I think it would have and should have happened organically. Lithium battery technology was going to see massive investment one way or another because of all the non-automotive applications from lawn mowers, laptops, cellphones, etc. and when/if fossil fuels saw...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    You aren't energy independent, you are just paying for electricity in advance, and in fact drastically reducing your overall freedom. If you can't understand why, learn to read better, that shouldn't take more than 10 seconds to skim.
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Cool man, let us know how your lithium and other heavy metal mining and battery and solar panel production operation is doing in your back yard, or are you going to be tying your money up in prepaying for electricity by being dependent on the megacorporations that will produce and lease you all...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    This is the only glimpse of objective reality that you seem to be willing to recognize in your EV evangelism. You liken ICE inferiority/EV superiority to the fall of coal energy, when the only reason that coal is no longer a viable technology is because the government for all intents and...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Not even the part where he explained that he's really just a posterchild/salesman and isn't really involved with the operation of the business direction or development on a macro level and doesn't attend most meetings? They give him some play money, but mostly just let him bring in government...
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    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    Are they hourly? In most industries here if you work another 8 or 10 hour day, you get 150% pay as overtime by default for exceeding 40 hours.
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    China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google

    The big tech giants need to be broken up entirely, not just taxed/fined by foreign entities that really just want some free money and protection for their own tech companies. Throw in some free-speech platform laws as well, since many of them are trying to become king-makers and influence...
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    India shows off new home-grown CPU – but at 100MHz, 32-bit and 180nm, it’s a bit of a clunker

    And what are the 1.4 billion and rapidly growing people going to do with their newly found power parity when they see those developed countries have more than them? One of the first things Japan did when it reached an industrial and military threshold was to surprise attack two Western...
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    India shows off new home-grown CPU – but at 100MHz, 32-bit and 180nm, it’s a bit of a clunker

    I was going to say, stealing IP and having your people educated by the countries whose tech you are going to steal is how Japan and China leapfrogged technologically, I don't see why India wouldn't do the same. Look at Japan's Iwakura mission for example, flooding Western countries with spies...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Not if you're willing to move to China. Apparently they have a massive shortage of airline pilots, and are paying big money to try and scalp them from other airlines. $300K a year, end of contract bonus $80K, very low cost of living, tax free.
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    Apparent racial bias found in Twitter photo AI algorithm

    Or its the same simple problem that has existed for years and years, dark things show less contrast in pictures than light things. Shadows that highlight features are often simply lost, or barely show up, human or otherwise. Ever try to photograph a black cat compared to a white cat...
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    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Confirms a Pattern of Age Discrimination at IBM

    That's not typically the issue. Companies like to dangle the carrot over the heads of younger employees that feel insecure and unsure of their own worth, who will work far harder to try and establish a foothold for themselves, with the promise of security once they do. These new green...
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    Sharp's Colossal 120-Inch 120Hz 8K Display Is The Perfect Gaming Companion For GeForce RTX 3090

    The action would just need to be more centered on the screen, after all, IRL is a massive field of view. This would just require any media to be shot at that 8K higher FOV, and the software recognizing what its displaying at and cropping for lower resolution accordingly. The only real issue...
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    Sharp's Colossal 120-Inch 120Hz 8K Display Is The Perfect Gaming Companion For GeForce RTX 3090

    If 8K became more mainstream, perhaps we'd see more stylized rather than realistic games, where they could be ultra-crisp and high framerate, but look more like anime with simplistic/minimalist artistic choices. That would seem to be a good solution to the VR issue as well, where high...
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    Sharp's Colossal 120-Inch 120Hz 8K Display Is The Perfect Gaming Companion For GeForce RTX 3090

    You just need to move out of NY or whatever closet apartment, as 120" diagonal isn't that big of a wall. When these become cheap enough, I'll finally get rid of my projectors.
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    Intel Is Changing Its Logo and Iconic, Five-Note Bong Sound

    Meh, its just a font. The most important thing is the naming convention, which appears to be unchanged which is fine its intuitive enough to figure out. Where marketing confused me, aside from the obvious bland vagueness of everything on that page, in the first large graphic of the 7 clearly...
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    Oculus to require a Facebook account

    Find a profile pic of random thot, make up random stripper name, use fake email account, voilia you have a bogus FB account to use for online coupons, oculus, nvidia driver updates, etc. Mines ages old and FB never caught on.
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    Are you single and own a Tesla? This new dating app might drive you to paradise

    Aged sausage fest. Tesla owner demographics were recently released for model S, and IIRC 87% of new purchasers were older white males aged 55.
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    Blizzard Workers Share Salaries in Revolt Over Wage Disparities

    Correct, but at least you acknowledge that there are flaws. For example, lets take the oldest profession in the world, prostitution. A street worker is doing 100% of the advertising, work, risk taking, etc., with almost no involvement, investment, or risk from the "manager", and yet the...
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    Google invests $450 million in ADT, gets exclusive hardware deal

    They don't really care about you as an individual though, its about the power of understanding and eventually even controlling trends with that information and the use of AIs. People like to think that we're unique snowflakes, and perhaps on some level that's true, but on a macro level there...
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    Chinese Games Will Force Players To Use Their Real Names

    Account "Li Wang" has been banned. Game population instantly decreases by ~480,000... Woops!
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    Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts

    Just wait until they fully morph into youtube, where half the viewers are bots.
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    Elon Musk Claims His Neuralink Microprocessing Chip Will Allow You To Stream Music Directly To Your Brain

    He's been quite forward before in admitting that its a misconception that he runs the company, and is far from it and takes no true active role in managerial direction to steer the ship, and that first and foremost he is a face/mascot for the company and valued because he is a good salesman to...
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    Star Wars: Squadrons hands-on: the flight sim we've been waiting for

    MP fleet battles look pretty sweet, and hopefully the campaign doesn't misrepresent the pinko rebel terrorists as the good guys when you're playing as the noble empire restoring order and stability to the universe. I have a VR rig as well which will be interesting, although I'm a bit worried...
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    rumor: RTX 2070, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2080 SUPER, and RTX 2080 Ti production stopped says chinese website

    That would be nice, I still have ancient 295x2 and 290x's as it was still "good enough", and never got around to putting it up for sale. Its about time to dump them.
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